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Oct 11, 2012 11:30am PDT
decline.ufr study found switzerland eats the most chocolate and has the most nobel winners. u.s. in the middle of the pack. i say we eat more chocolate. >> they are talking about good chocolate i lived on candy bars in college and i still got a c in physics. >>> clouds out there, no more showers out of here? >> no we still have a chance for that the next 48 hours or so, of course creating area of low pressure heads south away from the bay. mount tam now clouds, pretty picture 6:37 sunset and with that maybe a few sprinkles most of the moisture favoring south of san francisco, here's a look at all the layered clouds, mainly low clouds and mid level clouds, live doppler 7 hd very active the past couple of days. right now we are looking at all the cloud cover across the bay area, activity to the east of us if the central valley. thunderstorms all morning from las vegas south here we are los angeles, bakersfield, oceanside, san diego you can get the sense of the area of low pressure spinning moisture in a counterclockwise fashion this is pulling the moisture up as far north as parts of san
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Oct 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
the companies pose major security threat to the u.s.. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromise. -- may be compromised. >>> ample could be gearing up for a hugeaunch of ipad mini. "wall street journal" reports the company has asked suppliers to make more than 10 million, double the number amazon ordered for the kindle fire. apple said to be planning on october 17th, launch event. >>> if you missed eventshis weekend you have thin mo anceoday. >>plus, -- ror baking mberon b area mass tr >>> on katie, is heaven real. . then at 4:00, money saving myth the best time to get biggest holiday deals. then at 5,angry birds about to enter a galax far, far way those stories and more at 4 and 5. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. the uss makin island is a helicopter carrier amphibious assault vessel, carries a lot of marines with aircraft and hovercraft so they can get some place in a hurry and bring a lot of firepower with them. >
KOFY
Oct 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
people take those drugs within the team. >> reporter: in august the u.s. anti-doping agency banned arm strong for life and disqualified him of all results going back 12 years, a move expected to ultimately strip armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and his sole olympic bronze. armstrong still denies taking per -- performance-enhancing drugs. >> to deny the reality of lancing doping would be like denying graph tpweuplt >> reporter: his announcement he's -- he's announcement that he's stepping down from live strong is on the 15 anniversary of the group he said he leaves to focus on the group's mission instead of his problems. >>> [ unintelligible ] 39-year-old santa rosa resident confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs as part of the investigation that brought down average strong they rode together for five years for various teams. he was already serving six month suspension when quick-step terminated him yesterday. >>> we've talked about the offshore flow not the gusty winds, the humidity has not recovered, we are down to 12% this livermore, drier, 17% around the delt
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Oct 22, 2012 11:30am PDT
/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. bra
KOFY
Oct 10, 2012 11:30am PDT
mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> u.s. supreme court just finished hearing arguments over university of texas program that uses race as a factor in student admissions. hundreds gathered outside the court this morning as justic took up the bigst affirmative action case in a decade. a student sued after her college application was rejected. she says she was turned away because she is white. the university says, its policy is aimed at creating a diverse student pop . >>> he couldn't believe it, stanford -- professor stunned winning this year's nel ize inchemisy,rian kalka on the left sres the honorith robert lefkowitz. >> reporter: a press conference is not the doctor's cup of tea he's shy he says he's not comfortable with all the attention this award is bringing. he says proud to have won it. the phone call came at 2:20 this morning dr. brian kabilka answered the call in his palo alto home and told that he and robert lefkowitz had won the nobel prize for chemistry. >> i had trouble saying anything. probably more towards crying really hard to believe. >> reporter: dr. kabilka had been studying p
KOFY
Oct 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
. as rare as it was at the u.s. financial markets were closed today they are going to stay closed tomorrow this is the reason people are supposed to evacuate ahead of a hurricane the unpredictable ocean caught in north carolina a rogue wave knocked matt gutman and his producer off their feet. the crew of the hm bunny had to abandon ship. the coast guard has -- rescued cued 14 onboard, two are still missing. >> the two that remain unaccounted for made it off the vessel but did not make night life rafts. >> reporter: in new york the stillness that is shocking grand central center empty, stock exchange silent. authorities fear sandy could turn lower manhattan into a flood zone. mayor bloomberg and a host of east goes governors are driving hope the importance of evacuating. >> conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the window for you getting out safely is closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president
KOFY
Oct 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
escape to mexico, the caribbean or other destinations outside the u.s. to ease their pain. >>> we want them to come back there, right? >> round trip good point. >> going to cool down a bit? >> yeah you don't have to it is making its way towards us hazy skies back from emeryville this morning, flags outside notice where they are blowing here in san francisco out of the west. we'll tell you how long it -- how much it is going to cool today and throughout the week. >>> this story is all the buzz. >> i am overweight, you can call me fat and yes even obese. >> everybo is buzzing about the sry. we'll expln what promed a ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron a carol cald anthem blue crosand founde medire plan that pays for some costs origin medicare won't. now theyan keep making mories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of po
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Oct 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
was pennsylvania's longest serving u.s. senator with 30 years on capitol hill. a republican from 19822009 he switched to the democratic party and finished his senate career in 2010 he died sunday cancer he was 82. >>> new security concerns for the pakistan if i girl shot by the taliban and now being treated in england. two visitors to the hospital were stopped and questioned by british officers. police say they were well-wishers hoping to encourage malala. the taliban is vowing to find a way to kill the 14-year-old who was shot on her way home from school a week ago for promoting education for women. >>> company that manufactures apple's iphone says it has found underaged interns working illegally at one of is factories in china. foxconn says some were as young as 14. china's minimum legal working age is 16. foxconn says they were sent back-to-school. the company faced the complaint in august that students were compelled by their schools to work in the factories in china. >>> ipad mini will be launched a week from today in san jose. apple is inviting tech reporters to an event ne
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Oct 31, 2012 11:30am PDT
position. u.s. attorney for the northern district of california melinda joined the campaign today saying changes are coming. >> it's capturing everyone's heart,. >> reporter: but it's the students that are most effected by the movie. >> there is no purpose watching someone get hurt over nothing. >> to be better person and be nice to each other. bullying is not right thing to do and it should be stopped. >> cheryl: that was lyanne melendez reporting. joining us is what is being done to combat bullying. jeanie saunders, safety manager for the alameda county office of education. i just want to start quickly. you were bullied yourself? >> i was. it goes back to that experience, i can still think of the words that the students used to bully me. i talk with other adults. >> cheryl: so it lasts a long time? >> it does. >> cheryl: you are committed to this issue. what are school administrators doing? >> school administrators start by creating policies. having clear and consistent policies and procedures for bullying. it's really the best way to start the conversation. you have to have students u
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
tonight at 4, 5 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> u.s. supreme court just finished hearing arguments over university of texas program that uses race as a factor in student admissions. hundreds gathered outside the court this morning as justices took up the biggest affirmative action case in a decade. a student sued after her college application was rejected. she says she was turned away because she is white. the university says, its policy is aimed at creating a diverse student pop . >>> he couldn't believe it, stanford -- professor stunned winning this year's nobel prize in chemistry, brian kabilka on the left shares the honor with robert lefkowitz. >> reporter: a press conference is not the doctor's cup of tea he's shy he says he's not comfortable with all the attention this award is bringing. he says proud to have won it. the phone call came at 2:20 this morning dr. brian kabilka answered the call in his palo alto home and told that he and robert lefkowitz had won the nobel prize for chemistry. >> i had trouble saying anything. probably more towards crying really hard to
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
screeners we're trying to figure it out. >> he appeared in court yesterday. he's a naturalized u.s. citizen of chinese decent saying he was working in japan. his attorney told abc news he's highly intelligent and a diligent student with no criminal history. >> there is a little bit of relief at the purposes though don't get too excited. gas prices started to fall a little bit after a month of sudden surging in california this average $4.67 a gallon. >> big savings on air fare and deals you can get now. >> apple is making changes at the plant in china. >> and there is your questions on twitter and facebook will answer them here live just a little bit later, you can contact michael on >>> it's official, san francisco has a target store. city target now open taking up the second floor of the metrion building different from other targets and it is tail youred to customers with small living lace spaiss. it's also trying something new, opening at 7:00 in the morning and today is what is called soft opening. the grand opening taking place on sunday. >> there is employers outlooking to hire hundred
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
. world's cheapest car heading to the u.s. no frills car made by indian conglomerate sells there for about $3500. the company plans to add a few frills and sell it here for less than $10,000. chee-tos popular has high levels of salt, fat and artificial coloring some schools have banned it. >>> good morning. 61° if downtown san francisco partly cloudy light wind out of west at six across the bay in oakland 62° it is a mild start all around the bay couple 50s san jose 56 otherwise more 80s today and i'll let you in on the details, coming up. >>> 5:15. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is back on the job after a ten-month battle to keep his job. he says he's eager to move forward. a new year's eve domestic violence incident with his wife cost the sheriff his job for a while until he was reinstated last week. >> as much humble pie that i really want to eat and continue to profess and demonstrate that i'll be the sheriff that people elected me to be. >> the sherry's first full day at work came on the same day supervisors introduced domestic violence legislation and it was called a co
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
golden gate bridge and northbound through cortamadera as well. >>> 5:10. >>> surprise decision in u.s. terror case. why an appeals court says prosecutors went overboard. >>> now you see it, now you don't. daring art heist that may be worth nothing at all. >>> we get four, five a day. >> those pesky robo calls. who is responsible, coming up. >>> high end holiday catalogue teams up with a nationwide >>> wednesday important from our roof camera clear 58° downtown across the bay also 58 in oakland, 62 in san jose. we'll see nothing but sun today and offshore winds will warm is up -- warm us up quickly. >>> lance armstrong has just announced that he will be stepping down as chairman of his live strong cancer-fighting charity. he makes this announcement following last week's u.s. anti-doping agency report detailing his widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs on his way to seven titles, 11 of his former teammates testified against him. he says he's leaving the position to limit damage from the ongoing scandal. armstrong's foundation was founded in 1997 to raise money to support cancer
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on a comment he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair? >> she didn't do that to the president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hastings school of l
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> protesters demanding an immediate end to u.s. wars, occupieses and military assaults are planning a -- occupying shuns and military assaults are planning a rally where president obama will appear this afternoon. then a celebrity dinner and concert where the protest is planned. >>> traffic restrictions put in place near the hotel and civic auditorium. the president will announce establishment of cesar chavez national monument this morning. >> mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington. he's expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, tighten sanctions on iran he's looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global fairs. >>> early voting in california begins this morning. vote by mail begins 29 days before the election, today. go to your down -- today is columbus day that means some offices will be closed. october 22nd is deadline to register. >>> anti-domestic violence advocates will gather in front of san francisco city
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
cause of those loose seats and improperly installed clamp. u.s. auto sales up to highest level in more than four years, automakers led by toyota buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs loans are cheaper and easier to get, we are not as confident about the economy birthrate fell for the year in a row it didn't fall as much as it has in recent years i am then the beer index shipment rising for the first time since the start of the recession sure sign that consumers particularly, young men are doing better men are doing better economically. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. mmmm. mmm hmmm. mmmm. [ female announcer ] it's on. let's roll. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪
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Oct 17, 2012 1:05am PDT
when she called romney out on a comment he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair?n't do to thedidn't do president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley an
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> before you go, after last week's heated d
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Oct 16, 2012 1:05am PDT
taking responsibility for the attack in libya that claim the life of a u.s. diplomat among others. >> more americans at risk tonight. new trouble at the lab at the center of amen jits outbreak. >> and san francisco takes a shot at hosting the superbowl. all that coming up. then later on "nightline". >> the coming up next on nightline. flaming hotrsy one controversy one spicey snack food cause as fire storm in schools. why it's the war on salt that is keeping it out of kids luchlings. >> man who says he can transform any room [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. with snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. and now when you buy two 40-count bags, instantly get a free bottle of ranch from hidden valley. it's on. let's roll. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who cho
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Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
anniversary of september 11th during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. his family says stevens was there helping to launch a cultural exchange center, one giving remarks today is the libyan ambassador to the united states. the man the state department has chosen to investigate the assault, retired diplomat thomas pickering, will address the crowd as well. california senator dianne feinstein and congress woman barbara lee will honor the memory of the fallen ambassador. >> i know his commitment in being ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a high calling for him. i just wanted and asked for permission to host it with the family. they wanted it here. >> the mayor will give the welcome followed his his brother and two sisters who will talk about the sibling they knew growing up. >> carolyn, thank you. we'll be streaming the service at abc 7 news.com. there is a link to a site his family established where you can learn more and leave your messages of support. >> the president's campaign says the president takes responsibility for the attack that kil
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Oct 22, 2012 4:30am PDT
union made the decision this morning after u.s. anti-doping agency issued a report that paints armstrong as a long time drug chief. armstrong has denied using performance-enhancing drugs but stepped down -- [ inaudible ] advertisers have dropped their contracts with him. >>> new -- electronic locks are being picked by thieves. --. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >>> last minute preparations underway right now for the third and final presidential debate. while the focus is supposed to be foreign policy both campaigns are vowing something else will dominate. preview from florida, coming up. >>> out of this world discovery in novato. the big rock within homeowner claims a meteorite from i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by uni
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Oct 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
including at least 10 in san francisco alone. the company will face a bankruptcy judge u.s. u.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
the fda. they say it shows they are on the right track. >>> the overall u.s. economy may be weak but where the beer index is concerned, we are the super power to beat. the beer index is the amount of time you have to spend on-the-job to afford to buy a beer. swiss bank surveyed hourly wages and average prices at liquor stores in 150 countries and found u.s. workers only need five minutes earnings to buy a beer. that equals 96 beers per eight hour workday or 480 beers on an average workweek. it takes the rest of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer. either we are very thirsty or we earn more than the rest of the world. >>> a lot of that hard work will be going down the drain with the a's game tonight, i'm sure -- >> i didn't know where you were going. >> yeah. next, we continue to follow breaking news in the east bay where fire crews are watching for flare-ups from a huge fire at a strip mall. amy hollyfield is live at the scene with the latest. >>> search for a man with a warrant for his arrest and his role in a speeding car accident that injured three people outside an antioch school
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
candidate. >> leon pan netta says the u.s. military was prepared to respond in ab attack in which a u.s. diplomat was killed and said the military did not intervene because the attack was over before the u.s. knew what's happening. saying commanders felt they should not put americans at right after this wk out realtime information. the ambassador libya was killed along with three others at the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. >> we'll move on. coming up next it may be time to upgrade your computer. >> microsoft launches a redesign of windows operating system. there is a lot riding on it. >>> we're continuing to watch game two of the world series. it's the bottom of the 5th. >> and we're hoping for the same thing tonight. i think that is wishful thinking. still to come, they could not sleep tight because bed bugs well they started to bite. >> how mike yi finney helped a bay area couple rest a bit ease year. stay with us. >>> microsoft today officially released windows 8. >> the system, it hopes will bridge the gap between personal computer and world of touch screen devices w
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Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
blind loier made headlines in april when escaping house arrest and went to the u.s. embassy in beijing sparking a crisis. chen was allowed to leave china with his family, bale drew attention in december when he tried to meet chen but was turned away by officials.. >> entertainment news, p diddy gets into an accident and a pop star lends her name to a new plant. >> sean p diddy combs is okay following a car accident in beverly hills, tmz obtained this getto hit by a lexus. the star complained of pain. neither e, nor anyone were hospitalized. tom hanks and halle barry out in hollywood for a red carpet premier. >> made me think about being a mother and things i do, choices i make, things i don't do, how that will affect not only my daughter but her children, her children and her children it hits theaters tomorrow. >> pop star lady gaga be honored today by scientists at duke university. researchers named several discoveried species of ferns after the singer saying their sequence spells out gaga. and it's official. tailor swift will take the stage at the american music awards. see a
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
policy. using china to talk about the u.s. economy and push for job creation. >> it will be interesting. mark matthews reporting. he'll have coverage tonight. remember this guy? scott van doozer who bear hugged the president? he's been invited. he stands sixty-three, he was 260 pounds and might be there to help boost the president's performance tonight or comfort him. tloobt's debate set to begin at 6:00. you can watch it live right here on abc 7. >> still ahead new convenienting guidelines for cervical cancer that affect millions of women. >> first unlike most religious services one church encourage fomz use cell phones during the service. today 7 on your side q and a is just ahaechld i'll have your questions and you can contact me on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 or on twitter m finney. i'll answer questions here live in just a moment. >> from our east bay camera lots of sunshine as you look at golden gate. however, there are showers and thunderstorms still on their way. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> take a look at this. live traffic now on the bay
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. the decrease is likely due to increased awareness about the dangers of dui as well as safety laws. >>> today marks 20th wedding anniversary for president obama and the first lady. of course, they will mark the occasion not with dinner but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more records. >> no i think the records are over. winds blowing at the coliseum this morning. how about we hoist an al west investigation flag up there later this afternoon and put it next to the wonderful sta
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
the u.s. and allies have imposed crippling sanctions on iran to halt nuclear weapons development. romney answered saying the u.s. should have done more. he said repeatedly we are four years closer to a nuclear iran. candidates clashed over military spending. >> navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> the president: governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> reporter: fact checkers say romney was wrong about the military being smaller. there are slightly more ships active now than at the low point under president george w. bush. president obama's bayonet response prompting a spike in google searches for the record the army and marines do still use bayonets. of note, campaigning today, eric mentioned that romney will be in colorado he's wrapping up in colorado with a rally with kid rock. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> >>> alameda county sheriff's office will release more information about a woman found dead in a burning castro valley home. crews put out the fire at this home on san carlos avenue in 20 minutes last thur
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
the u.s. postal service could not deliver on. why the future is looking murkier this morning. >>> milestone for digital disc that [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> time for our california forecast heat building up from with beaches in the 70s, 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s inland more 100s through the central valley doppler is dry across the state. 100 in l.a. today, 86 san diego, 108 palm springs, tahoe 81°. big sur 87 today, not only are the beaches around here going to be warm also down to our south. want to talk about, 49,000, that's how much you can win if you go to our page and enter the s
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
comedy central last night. the president trying to tackle a serious question about the attack on the u.s. conlit in benghazi, libya. >> if four americans get killed it's not optimal. >> right. >> we're going to fix it. >> the mother of one of the victims, sean smith told a blogger quote it's insensitive to say my son is not very optimal. he's also very dead. very not been optimal since he died and the past few weeks have been hell. he died alongside chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador in libya. >> the president may have gained a slight advantage today in several battle ground states. state by state unemployment figures show jobless rates have fallen in seven of the nine states that are still up for grabs. nevada and north carolina still have high rates. but the numbers have improved there as well as in florida and colorado. wisconsin and ohio have now fallen below flagsal average. numbers are due out november 2, just four days before election day. >> a popular spray on sun screen sk recalled after reports it caused five people to catch on fire. it's ultramist version of the banana boat br
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with the america's cup world series with the largest u.s. audience, cats racing in the bay while the air show goes overhead. and the likelihood giants will be in town and there is more. >> this general manager at the w hotel with 50,000 just for that. wednesday night, pearl jam plays their party on treasure island. this is meaning restaurant business is up. >> this is wonderful. more, the merrier. >> there likely will be more. niners have a home game. so does stanford. >> probably the best week i've seen in 36 years. >> there is a comparison to the super bowl. it makes the prize for starting off in beautiful fashion. >> this is wonderful. >> like this all the time here. >> and is this? >> yes. >> having fun with tourists z this is reporting from the marina green, mark matthew autos there is a guide online for you for this week and weekend. just go to abc 7 news.com and you'll find where to go and what to do and to avoid traffic jams in san francisco. >> there is a lot going on z one way to avoid traffic jams is public transportation, bikes may be a bit of a toss up. taking a look
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
emerging about two men linked to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. reports say a militant suspected of involvement has been killed in egypt. another suspect is now in custody. so far thorkts not saying what role twoz men paid in the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens but secretary of state clinton responded today to a report that a militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in e mails while those attacks were taking place. >> postinging is on face book is not evidence and... i think it just under scores how fluid the recording was at the time and continues for some time to be. >> agroup denied claims the day after they were made. republicans are seizing on the e mails to boost al gaigs the attack was or chess straighted by terrorists and not a spontaneous demonstration. >> a man who plotted to blow up los angeles international airport will spend 37 years in prison. authorities arrested him in 1999. they say he drove a car full of plochlsives and was arrested in seattle. prosecutors said if he had carried out his mission, hundreds and maybe thousands of p
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am PDT
necessary vaccinations there's a $500 reward. >>> more trouble for the u.s. postal service. why it has run out of money to borrow. >>> u.s. diplomat killed in libya honored in san francisco, the apology offered by a top libyan official. >>> doctors begin testing workers at yosemite park what they hope to learn about a deadly hantavirus outbreak. >>> race to host the super every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. i won't use anything else. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family have switched to finish. join the finish revolution. recommended by more dishwasher brands worldwide. it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
following developing news from yemen, a gunman has assassinated chief of security at the u.s. embassy. he was shot in the head while on his way to work. a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire and fled. attack comes as yemen's u.s.-backed government is waging an offensive against al-qaeda in the country. >> tonight republicans try to retain momentum while democrats try to get things back on track as vice presidential candidates debate. katie marzullo is live with a preview. >> reporter: right now the running mates are in their final hours of prep. democrat biden and republican ryan both described as skilled politicians with strong policy credentials. very different styles. biden has folksy appeals and solid vice presidential portfolio. both say they've been studying. >> frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> he's been on this big stage many times so that's new for me i'm studying the issues. i know how he will attack us. >> reporter: this debate follows last week's first presidential debate in which most agree president obama bombed. the president even admi
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
sullen burger was a guest of honor and in 2009, you'll recall he safely landed a u.s. airways jet at the hudson river. the event has been named miracle on the hudson. >> there is teams racing now in san francisco bay and these are the live pictures. there are 11 teams take part in races and this competition runs through sunday. best viewing at marina green. it's fan taft wrik to watch boats go by. >> they go fast. >> still ahead at 4:00 millionaires putting in for unemployment benefits? and there is a popular department store comes stateside. a mirror letting you try on a variety of clothes at the same time. >> and michael finney is taking your questions won twitter and facebook ask will answer them here just a little bit later. you can contact michael on >>> following breaking news in texas right now. firefighters battling a blaze in an exxon plant there. >> and this is in bay town texas not immediately known what sparked this blaze. this is something that appears as though they're getting things under control there. have you fires and perhaps flares as well. >> san pran union squar
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
secretary of state is taking responsibility for the attack in libya that claim the life of a u.s. diplomat among others. >> more americans at risk tonight. new trouble at the lab at the center of amen jits outbreak. >> and san francisco takes a shot at hosting the superbowl. all that coming up. then later on "nightline". >> the coming up next on nightline. flaming hot controversy one spicey snack food cause as fire storm in schools. why it's the war on salt that is keeping it out of kids luchlings. >> man who says he can transform any room have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >> tonight hillary clinton is taking the blame for the security lapses during a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in will he be why. 4 americans were killed i
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
newscast. >>> large crowds expected at memorial service for explain u.s. ambassador chris stevens at san francisco city hall today. mayor lee will greet friends, family and members of the public. senator feinstein, and the man assigned to investigate the killing are all expected to attend. the 4:30 p.m. memorial will be held in a city hall rotunda open to the public. >>> i saw fog, perhaps not as much as yesterday. i guess things are going to be changing for the warmer. >> let's find out. >>> good morning. we are looking at that warming trend to get going today, will continue i should say numbers in the 50s, 55 san jose, 72 antioch, 58 napa, cool valley, 62 oakland as well as san francisco, 61 mountain view and redwood city, mild 13° warmer in antioch than we were yesterday, 6 to 9° warmer this morning in concord san jose in the 50s still warmer than yesterday. fog around hayward and fremont this morning also coming up 280 towards the airport from the 50s to 60s, mild start this afternoon upper 60s to mid 80s. above normal and we will be looking at a very light breeze. by the eveni
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
. according to latest index san francisco is the second most conjested u.s. city up from the number five position. only los angeles is worse. the navigation systems maker found travel times are 29% longer during peak commute hours. avoid driving on thursdays if you can that's most conjested day in the bay area. >> i love questions like this, do you get wetter running or walking through the rain? that and other burning questions are part of a new exhibit at the tech museum. the tv show mythbusters is showing off zany experiments, -- the exhibit is geared for kids but like the show it piques adults' curiosity. >> you see a kid come up to the station and start experimenting and the adult watches and then they are like wait a minute i figured this out, get out of the way let me try this. >> here's one more test you can try that you can do at home, mythbusters opens tomorrow, geared towards young people many of whom have never seen a phone booth. >> i'm going to guess walking. you get wetter walking through the rain. >> oh you want the answer? i'll find that out and we'll give it to you after
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> abc news has learned the u.s. ambassador in libya wanted soldiers to stay with him after their deployment was scheduled to end in august. department official says the request was granted in february, u.s. ambassador stephens and three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi september 11th. today the top terrorism adviser will visit libya. >>> uc berkeley graduate the first american to win this year's nobel prize in physics. david wineland on your right shares award with serge haroche of france. both were honored this morning. the royal swedish academy of scientists crediting the pair for opening the door to new experiments in quantum physics. >>> 10 minutes from now, a daredevil will attempt to set the extreme skydiving record parachuting from the edge of space. here's a live look at the launch site in roswell, new mexico, you see the equipment being made ready last minute preps for felix baum garner's death defying feat. scheduled to happen at 6:00, just less than 10 minutes from now. a giant balloon will lift his capsule to 120 to,000 he will jump out in a specia
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. crediting the pair for showing new -- >>> abc news has learned the u.s. embassy in libya wand a special operations team to stay -- official says the request was granted and ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi september 11th. today the top adviser will visit libya to discuss the investigation. >>> still ahead, do-or-die day for a's and giants. >> and, parachuting from the edge of space. the daredevil trying to set an extreme skydiving record this morning. we are just learning about delays, >>> welcome back. nice to see you. partly sunny today stray shower possible any time temperatures below average 60s around the bay and coast and 70s inland. live doppler across the entire state hot spot right near our coast where the best chance of showers will be until the afternoon tahoe may be getting a stray shower and 61. 93 in palm springs. >>> 6:44. >> that means it is time to check in with josh for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> it also means time to mock me with all the california weather out there. it is fair to say, it is not in
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
affects all u.s. trading markets. the u.s. labor department says he will release the monthly jobs report just four days before the election. >> sandhya causing problems with the power grid. it's estimated millions of homes and businesses are with out power right now. that includes 95,000 in new jersey. washington, d.c. power company telling customers it will not respond until it's safe to do so. >> they're going to have to wait until wind stops blowing above 35 miles per hour. they've got to wait until heavy rainfall has ceased. before they can begin to assess damage and then, begin our restoration efforts. >> thousands of crews from aconsiders the country are on their way to the storm zone now. johns hopkins is estimating 10 million customers will lose electric yeefr the next few days. >> abc news reporter tj winnik is in new jersey as the storm makes land fall. >> good evening, i can tell you three hours ago wind began to howell. -- howl. right now cape may is experiencing a high tide. hurricane sandy is expectsed to make land fall near lantic city, new jersey. >> this is a seri
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> reporter: in august the u.s. anti-doping agency banned arm strong for life and disqualified him of all results going back 12 years, a move expected to ultimately strip armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and his sole olympic bronze. armstrong still denies taking per -- performance-enhancing drugs. >> to deny the reality of lancing doping would be like denying graph tpweuplt >> reporter: his announcement he's -- he's announcement that he's stepping down from live strong is on the 15 anniversary of the group he said he leaves to focus on the group's mission instead of his problems. >>> [ unintelligible ] 39-year-old santa rosa resident confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs as part of the investigation that brought down average strong they rode together for five years for various teams. he was already serving six month suspension when quick-step terminated him yesterday. >>> we've talked about the offshore flow not the gusty winds, the humidity has not recovered, we are down to 12% this livermore, drier, 17% around the delta and san jose 23% humidity, hot temperature
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Oct 20, 2012 1:05am PDT
of course this will likely impact the path of interstate 80 and u.s. 50. if you have travel plans, carry the chains. or just hold off on your travels. tomorrow morning, starting off with the clouds and maybe misty and drizzly. temperatures in the mid50s to the low 60s. and as we show you your afternoon readings, 73 in area. 74 for campbell. on the peninsula, 71 in san mateo and palo alto. the coastal areas are quite mild. downtown san francisco, 70 degrees. south san francisco 69. and in the north bay, it is going to be a mix of sun and clouds. mid70s santa rosa and san rafael, head out toward the east bay. a narrow range of temperatures. 72 in oakland, newark. the inland communities, it will be beautiful. 75 in livermore and danville. but certainly cooler than average for this time of year. had to's high temperatures dropped a good 5 to 20 degrees. tomorrow we will hold them before we drop more on sunday. around the monterey bay, 72 in santa cruz. we have the big game tomorrow. and check out the forecast. cal versus stanford at memorial stadium. mild and 3:00. 70 degreese and we
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> new developments this morning in the search for justice in the deadly tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya lawyer for a man facing terrorism charges says there is no evidence linking him to the attack. second suspect egyptian man killed in clashes in cairo. it is the first time an egyptian has been tied to the attack that killed bay area native ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. >>> memorial gathering will be held for a teacher, 54-year-old chris ryan was found dead at the bottom of a ravine this month he taught english and social science at james logan high his memorial will be at 3:45 this afternoon. >>> in antioch two businesses -- haunted house fundraiser held on west 10th tonight, tomorrow and saturday from 5 to 10 tickets $5 proceeds go towards new play equipment. >>> moments before game two of the world series begins this evening a peninsula girl will get a special honor. she will have the opportunity to walk the ball out to bumgarner. leslie brinkley has her story. >> i just hand the ball to him? >> reporter: she is a junior works at the boys
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Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
possible above 6500, and of course this will likely impact the path of interstate 80 and u.s. 50. if you have travel plans, carry the chains. or just hold off on your travels. tomorrow morning, starting off with the clouds and maybe misty and drizzly. temperatures in the mid50s to the low 60s. and as we show you your afternoon readings, 73 in area. 74 for campbell. on the peninsula, 71 in san mateo and palo alto. the coastal areas are quite mild. downtown san francisco, 70 degrees. south san francisco 69. and in the north bay, it is going to be a mix of sun and clouds. mid70s santa rosa and san rafael, head out toward the east bay. a narrow range of temperatures. 72 in oakland, newark. the inland communities, it will be beautiful. 75 in livermore and danville. but certainly cooler than average for this time of year. had to's high temperatures dropped a good 5 to 20 degrees. tomorrow we will hold them before we drop more on sunday. around the monterey bay, 72 in santa cruz. we have the big game tomorrow. and check out the forecast. cal versus stanford at memorial stadium. mild and 3:00. 7
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
francisco alone. the company will face a bankruptcy judge tomorrow. >>> u.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit here as well. >> a little bit. s
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds until they close 4:00 this afternoon. weekend performances by the blue angels, plus america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco and other smaller events. bart ridership hit record highs saturday there were over 319,000 riding bart, compared to the normal 200,000. it topped the record set in september of 2007 when the bay bridge was closed foreca three sporting events. >>> when the blue angels zipping along over the bay, do you know how close together they are? wings are 18 inch as part. -- inches apart. >> of course we had perfect weather. >>> cooler weather on the way. 45 santa rosa, 48 half moon bay, low to mid 50s san rafael 58, antioch 60. still watching area of low pressure drawing closer to san francisco, mix of sun and clouds today like over the weekend. since it is drawing closer also bringing cooler weather maybe one to three degrees cooler today than yesterday, temperatures across
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
leams. he was on a plane and bound for the u.s. a waiting trial with him are two other suspects accused of participating in the bombings of two american embassies in africa in 1998. 224 people died in those attacks, including twelve americans. two more men faced a judge in new haven. they reportedly used a connecticut internet service provider to raise cash and recruit and equip terrorists, including members of al-qaeda. abc news, new york. >> israel scrambled tighter jets -- fighter jets to intercept a drone that crossed deep into israeli airspace this week. the aircraft was shot down over the country's southern desert. it is believed to be launchedly hezbollah out of lebanon. it's the first time in six years they have penetrated israel's airspace. >>> concern is growing for a ten-year old colorado girl that has been missing now for two days. jessica ridgway was last seen friday morning walk to go school. police believe she's been kidnapped. 400 volunteers turned out yesterday to search for jessica. police say she walked to a nearby park every morning to go to school. but friday jessic
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
concerns it may be selling u.s. parts to irean, however they're going quietly. the companies are both deny wrong doing and saying the report was rigged. the chinese government is getting into the fray calling it groundless and warning that the move could undermine cooperation between the united states and china. a lot of tech titans have chosen to make san francisco their home and now, a few of them appearing in a new video urging stoit fix the long lines and for other problems take a listen. >> san francisco is the innovation capitol of the world and of this, and this and this. and this and this would with awesome to use technology to fix the problems they face every day. let's give it a shot. >> this includes twitter co-founder and air b and bceo and some other folks. they urge the city to fix problems of lack of wifi hot spots and making it easier to get a bus or a cab and this is to promotes his sf.city campaign, one of the hottest ipos is heating up, workday is boosting a price range for stock sales. now plans on selling $22 million shares at 24ses today $26 a piece down fro
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
for two bank robberies, suspected of robbing u.s. bank in sunnyvale. they say he showed a semi automatic handgun and demanded money. >> there are shopper having to pay extra at retail stores if they don't have their own shopping ban. san francisco prohibits plastic bags. they must now charge 10 cents for each one. >> most customers do bring bags here, they do forget. this will help them to remember to bring them more often. >> there are restaurants exempt for now, that changes in a year, next october. the ban expands again to cover all san francisco businesses. >> bikes on bart. there is a recent survey on allowing bicycles on rush hour, they will reveal the results of a recent pilot project to allow bikes on trains and so far, it seems commuters are split about the idea. >> cal train congestion ease aid bit after trains were put into office. >> two are brand new. cal train is rearranginging it's schedule to give greater flexibility and adding a stop for 12 limited service trains. this is in response to an increase in ridership. >> there is a boy for marisa myer and her husband
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